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An Oak Attacked My Shed! (Hole In Roof)
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:06:25 PM »

We live in a forest of Oaks and they are constantly launching limbs/missiles at us!

As you can see from the pictures ... A giant oak attacked my shed!

Fortunately, it was the shed and not our house!
(We just had both the shed and the house re-roofed.)

(Since it is the shed ... I am going to 'attempt' to fix the damage myself.)


Here is what I am going to do and I would like to ask any roofers (or former roofers) their advice before I start?

1) Remove limb .. (Not rocket science)

2) Cut a thin square (5"x5") of wood and using Titebond Ultimate 111 wood glue, attach it to inside of roof.

3) Outside I plan to use leak stopper Rubber Flex Sealant to waterproof the hole. (It's the spray on kind)

4) Next, I plan to cover the hole (outside) with Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape.

The next part is where I need the most help!

I have leftover asphalt shingles from the roofing jobs that were done but I don't know the best way to attach the replacement piece?

I hate thinking that I'll need to nail it because of nail holes?

Can I glue the shingle in place?

Thank You for any help you can provide.
(I bolded the material names that I am using for feedback purposes only)

There is a lot riding on this ... my Better Half has promised me a slice of this gorgeous pie!(last photo) If I somehow manage to not make things worse than they are! :thumbsup:









THE PRIZE ...




KEYLIME PIE!!!
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Re: An Oak Attacked My Shed! (Hole In Roof)
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 03:58:56 PM »
That sucks! I had the same thing happen to my motorhome, top of a 100' Doug fir snapped off and stuck like a spear all the way through to my bed, which luckily I wasn't in at the moment, seeing how I was snowed out from getting home at the time. :laugh:

My brother had a similar incident with an oak. The wind was strong, he heard the limb hit the roof, went outside to see how much damage there was, when the 200 hundred year old black oak suddenly tipped over.
I guess it was it's time to die.
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Re: An Oak Attacked My Shed! (Hole In Roof)
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 04:06:59 PM »
That sucks! I had the same thing happen to my motorhome, top of a 100' Doug fir snapped off and stuck like a spear all the way through to my bed, which luckily I wasn't in at the moment, seeing how I was snowed out from getting home at the time. :laugh:

My brother had a similar incident with an oak. The wind was strong, he heard the limb hit the roof, went outside to see how much damage there was, when the 200 hundred year old black oak suddenly tipped over.
I guess it was it's time to die.

I'm just so damn happy that it wasn't the house! :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 04:11:22 PM by mrclose »
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